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How do people get roseola?

How do people get roseola?

Virus: Roseola is a viral infection that causes a rash and fever. It is common in infants and children. The most common virus is human herpesvirus 6, but other viruses can cause the same clinical picture. Not the same herpes virus that causes painful genital blisters. It is spread from contact with respiratory secretions (ie saliva) of an infected person (usually before symptoms even show it is spread). ...Read more

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Roseola (Definition)

Roseola is a viral infection with high fever and the appearance of a fine rash on the 5th day after the fever ...Read more


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Could teenagers get roseola?

Could teenagers get roseola?

Yes: If you didn't have it as a kid you could have it as an adult.I've seen it in parents who got it from their kid, who got it at day care. ...Read more

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Can a baby get roseola more than once?

Unfortunately yes!: Roseola infantum usually cause by herpes type 6, 7 etc , are viruses! same as getting cold sores ! you can have repeated infections like colds , aside from giving the parents lots of sleepless night because of the high fevers and subsequent rashes...It is fairly a benign virus illness! regards ! ...Read more

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Is it possible to get roseola at age 16 years?

Is it possible to get roseola at age 16 years?

ROSEOLA INFANTUM: Roseola occurs during early age below two years old. High fever for 3 days followed by generalized rash and absence of fever later. ...Read more

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If my child has roseola can they get it again?

No: This viral illness will give lifetime immunity.However, many rash producing illnesses can be labeled roseola that are not, since they can have some similar features.The confusion is common. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a child get roseola twice?

Please tell me, could a child get roseola twice?

No: Roseola is a nebulous diagnosis and it is more likely that a kid was mislabeled at one of the two occasions because some viral illnesses produce a similar rash. It is caused by a single germ that confers lifelong immunity. ...Read more

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Exposed to roseola at 31 weeks pregnant. What could this do to my unborn child if I get it?

Exposed to roseola at 31 weeks pregnant. What could this do to my unborn child if I get it?

Roseola in pregnancy: Evidence suggests that 95% of pregnant women are already immune to Roseola as a result of previous exposure as a child, and active disease in a pregnant woman is rare. In the event of new exposure in early pregnancy, increased risk of miscarriage is present. Active disease later in pregnancy increases risk of birth defects. Your obstetrician would likely want to be made aware of this exposure. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my daughter get roseola infantum without fever before? And can I still take care of her I am 10 weeks pregnant.

Care for child: When your child is sick you must attend to her needs. If you think she is sick and has Roseola then have her seen by a doctor to confirm. Most adults were exposed as children and are immune to the infection. ...Read more

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Can adults catches roseola?

Can adults catches roseola?

Yes: When saying "catch", you would need to be more specific. As far as being a carrier, yes, they can, unless they had as a child. As far as having symptoms of it, much less likely, as it is common in children and adults have probably had it even if it was not diagnosed as such. ...Read more

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I've got roseola. Now what?

I've got roseola. Now what?

Nothing: Roseola is a viral illness which is most often benign and self limited. ...Read more